Dementia Care Programs

Dementia Friends Initiative

Utilizing the prescribed protocols of Dementia Friendly Indiana, Thrive Alliance is collaborating with community partners to assist in joining communities across the nation now actively preparing for the increasing numbers of people who will have dementia as the general population ages. By creating dementia friendly communities, the Dementia Friends program raises awareness of and develops respect and inclusion of individuals with dementia. This initiative also provides support from initial diagnosis through progression of the disease for those with dementia, their partners, and families, and promotes meaningful engagement in community life. Dementia Friends can be implemented both virtually and in person in all five counties that Thrive Alliance serves. Call 812-372-6918 or email contact@thrive-alliance.org for more information.

 

Music and Memory

Thrive Alliance is certified as an In-Home Music and Memory provider. Grounded in extensive research, Music and Memory helps individuals living with a wide range of cognitive challenges and chronic pain, with benefits such as a reduction in depression, anxiety and need for pain medication, a lessening of caregiver stress and an increase in family engagement.. After the assessment, participants receive an MP3 player with a personalized playlist. Listening to musical favorites taps deep into memory and can improve the individual’s quality of life. Call 812-372-6918 or email contact@thrive-alliance.org for more information.

 

Robotic Pet Program

Thrive Alliance offers a robotic pet program for individuals suffering with dementia in all five counties that Thrive Alliance serves. The robots respond to touch and motion, by purring, barking, and rolling over.

The interactive features mimic pet therapy for individuals affected by dementia and are showing that it encourages interaction and reduces anxiety, depression, irritability, and loneliness that is often association with dementia. For more information, the individual can contact their Care Manger or call. 812-372-6918 or email contact@thrive-alliance.org for more information. 

 

Dementia Care Coach

This position interacts directly with individuals receiving Thrive Alliance services who have dementia, and their caregivers, to implement the optimum plan of care for those individuals. The offerings of this program include conducting caregiving counseling, education and referral, developing a crisis plan, facilitating weekly respite care, and connecting to monthly support groups. Call 812-372-6918 or email contact@thrive-alliance.org for more information.